Biography of Robert S. Gibson
North Central Ohio Biographies

Robert S. Gibson. As cashier of the Mansfield Savings Bank & Trust Company, an institution with which he has been identified for a period of 35 years, Mr. Gibson has a wide acquaintance in Mansfield and throughout Richland County. He was born at Coagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, July 14, 1877, the son of David H. and Martha (Clark) Gibson.

David H. Gibson was born in the northern part of Ireland and was one of the leading citizens and merchants of Coagh until 1883, at which time he and his family emigrated to the United States and settled at Mansfield. For a time Mr. Gibson was identified with the dry goods business of W. P. Clark, and later was connected with the R. B. Maxwell Dry Goods Company. He died in 1901 and his wife died in 1924. Both are buried in Mansfield. Mr. Gibson was a Republican and a member of the First United Presbyterian Church. There were ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Gibson, as follows: Joseph, lives at Arroya Grande, Calif.; John C., lives at Chicago, Ill.; Emily C., the widow of John MacGeaugh, lives at London, England; David H., lives in New York City; Mary, married Judge R. E. Hutchison, lives at Mansfield; Harriet, lives at Mansfield; Edith, married Frank Hartman, lives at Mansfield; James A., lives at Washington, D. C.; Robert S., the subject of this sketch; and William C., deceased.

Robert S. Gibson was a small boy when he came to this country from Ireland with his parents. He received his education in the public schools of Mansfield and is a graduate of Mansfield High School. Mr. Gibson entered the services of the Mansfield Savings Bank as a collector in 1895, and has been identified with that institution to the present time. Through hard work he was steadily advanced in the bank's employ until in 1925 he was appointed cashier. It may easily be said that much of the success of the Mansfield Savings Bank & Trust Company in financial circles has been due to the untiring energy of Mr. Gibson His pleasing personality has been a decided asset to the bank throughout the long period of his association.

On June 25, 1902, Mr. Gibson was united in marriage with Miss Hallie Fulmer, the daughter of John and Lucretia (Tipton) Fulmer, natives of Ashland County, Ohio, and Columbus, Ohio, respectively. They are residents of Mansfield. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson have a daughter, Jean. She is a graduate of Mansfield High School, Laurel School for Girls, Cleveland, Wellesley College, and Western Reserve University. Miss Gibson is now identified with the Associated Charities of Cleveland.

Mr. Gibson is an active member of the First United Presbyterian Church, treasurer of the Mansfield Public Library Board, and belongs to the West Brook Country Club, City Club, and Kiwanis Club. He has the following lodge affiliations: Mansfield Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 35, Past Master, 1902; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21, Past Commander, 1907-08; Al Koran Temple; Mansfield Shrine Club; Mystic Club; and Mansfield Scottish Rite Society.

The Gibson family residence at 61 Brinkerhoff Avenue, Mansfield, is among the city's finest homes. It is beautifully landscaped, the estate itself being laid in virgin timber. Such attractive features as gardens and a pool also enhance its setting.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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